Africa

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Muslims protect Christians in Kenyan bus attack

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religion | Islamic militants with Somalia’s al-Shabaab are suspected of attacking a commuter bus in northeast Kenya on Dec. 21. The attack killed two people and…

African troops free Boko Haram hostages, arrest militant fighters

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Troops killed and arrested hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in an offensive in Cameroon late last month. Soldiers from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, and Benin swept…

Globe Trot: ISIS intel didn’t fit Obama’s 2012 ‘narrative’

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Former defense intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said the White House ignored intelligence in 2012 defining the rise of ISIS because it…

Wise men avoid sneezing camels

By Julie Borg
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Health | If the Magi made their famous trip today, they would be wise to avoid sneezing camels. Scientists already knew the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Midday Roundup: Russian pilot says Turkey shot without warning

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Conflicting reports. Syrian and Russian forces have rescued one of the pilots from the plane Turkey shot down Tuesday. The Russian pilot said the cockpit…

Ministering through microfinance

Ministering through microfinance

By Brian Fikkert & Russell Mask
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Books | A new book looks at ways the poor can pull themselves out of poverty

One American among the dead in Mali attack

By Leigh Jones & Mickey McLean
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Terrorism | UPDATE: According to the U.S. State Department, one American was among at least 19 people killed in a terror attack Friday at a Radisson hotel in Bamako,

Globe Trot: Europe mulls border controls amid terror threat

By Mindy Belz
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International | EUROPE: EU ministers in an emergency meeting today in Brussels are moving toward reinstating border controls and passport checks among the 26 EU nations that…

Congo releases a small fraction of adopted children to waiting families

By Kiley Crossland
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Adoption | Dozens of children stuck in halted adoptions in the Democratic Republic of Congo are now authorized to leave the country after two years of waiting, according…

Globe Trot: China’s birth policy supports massive bureaucracy

By Mindy Belz
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International | CHINA: The one-child policy involved a vast bureaucracy that employs half a million people at the national level and in 2012 collected more than $3 billion in…

Stark Beasts of No Nation chronicles plight of Africa’s boy soldiers

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Where do tyrants come from? Are they born brutalizers, or are they products of their environment? Beasts of No Nation , a film based on Nigerian author Uzodinma…

Health workers warn Ebola epidemic might spread through unsafe sex

By D. Joy Riley
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Ebola Virus | The Ebola epidemic is not necessarily over, according to The New England Journal of Medicine . Last week the prestigious journal reported a study of 100…

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